Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE : OpenAIRE blog
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"For a small academic and research community like Croatia it is important to build national collaborative infrastructure at different levels and for different purposes. Institutional repositories are for last twenty years an important strategy for attaining open access, and provide a key infrastructure for the long-term preservation of digital materials. Apart from HRČAK repository of OA journals (with 415 OA journals) and Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI with more than 30.000 deposited full-text papers, until 2015 there were only 7 institutional repositories in Croatia. The initiative to create the common platform for digital repositories for the whole Croatian academic and research community was born in March 2014 during the First Digital Repositories Day conference and the national infrastructure for digital repositories was launched in August 2015.
DABAR (Digital Academic Archives and Repositories) is a national digital repository system that provides the infrastructure for effective and reliable digital asset management of Croatian higher education and research institutions. Within DABAR an institution or a research community can get institutional or thematic digital repository free of charge and ready-to-use for collecting, storing, organising and disseminating digital objects. Repositories in DABAR are accessible via institution’s Internet domain. Institutions have full control over repository content, access, and usage rights."